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PUBLIC eat+drink

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French, American, Contemporary, Pub, Bistro, Gastropub
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34 Holden Street, North Adams, MA 01247
+1 413-664-4444
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Founded in 2011, PUBLIC serves casual, inventive American food with an...
Founded in 2011, PUBLIC serves casual, inventive American food with an emphasis on freshness, flavor, and in-house preparation. The restaurant offers an extensive, rotating craft beer program with 11 taps and over a dozen additional selections in bottles, along with a carefully curated wine list and inventive cocktail offerings. Lunch and dinner are served daily from 11:30AM. The bar is open until midnight or later.
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  • 155
    Excellent
  • 122
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Food and drink

Wonderful grass fed beef burgers with gluten free buns! Terrific salads. And the best cider on tap. Wish this place were closer to where I live. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Ossining, New York
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Ossining, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Wonderful grass fed beef burgers with gluten free buns! Terrific salads. And the best cider on tap. Wish this place were closer to where I live. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Late night dinner with my son. Seems like a popular place with Williams College (faculty) crowd. Lots of energy, tables full, food / beer great.

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North Adams, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The wife and I kept saing we were going to eat there we finally did .. The food was good . staff a little slow but good .

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Bennington, Vermont, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Outstanding atmosphere. Our flatbreads were very tasty. Nice selection of beer & wine. Like that they brought a carafe of ice water immediately. Our first visit and will return with friends.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Friendly bartender provided pleasant chat and good service. I simply had a salad and drink, but it was good. The lettuce wasn't cold, but otherwise it was a good salad. The restaurant is in good location. Diners were dressed more casual than looked appropriate for the space. This restaurant seems to aim for a slightly more upscale experience, but still... More 

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massachuettes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Went to lunch with a friend. She had never been to Public. We didn't have anything fancy,but what we had was very good. Caesar salad and an order of battered chicken. Both were very good.came with 2 different dipping sauces. We also had the raspberry peach tart, delish. I have been for dinner and it was very good. Definitely will... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We stayed at the Porches recently and walked over to Public for dinner. Fish and chips were delicious!!! I'd recommend making a reservation in the summer to avoid the wait.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Their cheese plate was awesome. Nice food and great selection of wine. Dining room was a little warm but other than that a great meal.

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Westchester County, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

About the only game in town. Usually a wait. Decent beer selection. Good flat bread. Not many choices if you are watching your weight. We ate there two nights in a row, because it was close.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We have been to PUBLIC eat+drink before. It was fine then and continues to be fine now. The proximity of the restaurant to MASS MoCA gives it an upper hand. They could probably turn out low-end grub and swill and still do okay from the tourist trade. But there is some real effort on the part of the kitchen and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 Holden Street, North Adams, MA 01247
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  North Adams
  • Phone Number: +1 413-664-4444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
  • Cuisine: French, American, Contemporary, Pub, Bistro, Gastropub

Description

Founded in 2011, PUBLIC serves casual, inventive American food with an emphasis on freshness, flavor, and in-house preparation. The restaurant offers an extensive, rotating craft beer program with 11 taps and over a dozen additional selections in bottles, along with a carefully curated wine list and inventive cocktail offerings. Lunch and dinner are served daily from 11:30AM. The bar is open until midnight or later.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?